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The fate of Deborah, a non-Muslim student was murdered and burned by mobs because of the humiliation of the Prophet Muhammad

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Deborah Samuel, a student in Nigeria who was killed and burned by a campus mob after the victim was accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Photo/pmnewsnigeria

SOKOTO – Deborah Samuel, a non-Muslim student in Nigeria, was stoned to death by a campus mob and her body burned after being accused of insulting Nabi Muhammad SAW . The accusations refer to his comments on social media.

The mass rage occurred last Thursday. Police in the northwestern Nigerian city of Sokoto said dozens of Muslim students from the Shehu Shagari College of Education [Sekolah Tinggi Pendidikan Shehu Shagari] went on a rampage after Deborah Samuel, who is also a student at the same campus, made statements on social media that they deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.

“The students forcibly removed the victim from the security room where she was hidden by campus authorities, killed her and set the building on fire,” Sanusi Abubakar said, a Sokoto police spokesman said in a statement.

He said the students “united with the criminals” and blocked a highway outside the campus before a police team dispersed them.

Abubakar said two suspects had been arrested.

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Sokoto is among a dozen northern states where a strict system of Islamic law or Sharia operates.

The local county information commissioner, Isah Bajini Galadanci, confirmed in a statement what she called the unfortunate incident. “Where a college student lost her life,” he said, as quoted from VoASaturday (14/5/2022).

A student, who gave his name as Babangida, accused the slain victim ofposting offensive statement in student Whatsapp group that everyone saw.

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